Renegade Holiday Craft Fair, Chicago 2009

Many of the same crafters from the DIY Trunk Show were there (and here’s my recap of that show), but the Renegade Holiday Fair was much bigger. Let me show you some of my favorites!

the whimsy tree
memory game from The Whimsy Tree

seattle show posters
great prints from Seattle Show Posters*
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incredible art from iamhome

three sheets 2
linen prints from three sheets 2 the wind

patterned skirts from orangyporangy

heart felt by aviva
sparkly headbands from Heart Felt by Aviva

smarter than a goldfish
adorable shoes from Smartfish Handmade Footwear

one canoe two
lovely calendar from One Canoe Two

all things grow
modern prints from All Things Grow

faceted wood from kindling

paper stories
letterpress cards from Paper Stories

coo koo ri koo
yo-yo necklaces from coo koo ri koo

i'm smitten
framed prints from I’m Smitten

pixel party
8-bit fun from Pixel Party

rhymes with twee
cute cards from rhymes with twee

state jewelry from truche

ork posters
neighborhood prints from Ork Posters

colorful porcelain jewelry from Lusterbunny

16 Sparrows
stationery from 16 Sparrows

urban posture
coasters and binders from Urban Posture

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  • Rebecca
    December 10, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Some really great links. I really like the handmade shoes, particularly the marigold ones!

  • cara @ City Girl Chicago
    December 10, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I’m with you Rebecca, the shoes for some reason caught my eye~ though the other items are also lovely and oh so cute!

  • ohbrooke
    December 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

    LOVE the state necklaces… adorable!

  • lori
    December 10, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Great round-up of adorable products, but the orangeyporangy link takes you to lusterbunny’s etsy page. Orangeyporangy is here: (Sorry, gotta show the love for my fellow Madtowner.)

  • Barbara
    December 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Thanks Lori, I was just going to post that the link was bad.

  • Making it Lovely
    December 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I’ve fixed the link. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Melina
    December 10, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Oh yes, it was a very good show. I never buy at craft fairs because my big head thinks “I’ll just make them myself!” but then never get around to it. But it was so good this year that I bought plenty, for once (including those tree coasters from Urban Posture!)

  • Miss B
    December 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I LOVE 16 Sparrows and I love being introduced to new talent, thanks Nicole!

  • simplygrove
    December 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Looks great!! and I LOVE your tree!! xx

  • Jessibee
    December 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I am so lusting after Lusterbunny now! Nicole, what are you wearing in your hair in the pic of you and Eleanor at the fair? I think I might love it!

    • Making it Lovely
      December 11, 2009 at 10:58 am

      It’s a fascinator from Ophelie Hats. I bought it at the One of a Kind Show this year.

      Me and Eleanor at the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair

  • marcy
    December 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    thanks for the mention– it was nice to meet you!

  • down pillow
    December 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Oohhh, so many goodies! I really love the adorable skirts from orangyporangy :)

  • Jessibee
    December 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks Nicole, the red looks great on you!

  • dragonfly
    December 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    You’ve inspired me to update my stationary. So exciting!!

  • iamhome
    December 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for your post! We really appreciate your kind words. Love your site.

    sarah and joseph

  • Laurie
    December 13, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I just went to INDIEana Handicraft Exchange in Indianapolis last weekend where the crafts you’ve showcased were very similar! I was so excited to by local handmade gifts for family and friends! Thanks for all the links you posted today! Always great to know about new and unique items!

  • Making it Lovely
    December 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Rick from Seattle Show Posters wrote to offer you 20% off on orders over $10 if you use the code “lovely” at checkout!

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